Flying Costs

Our instructors offer their services as part of a volunteer organisation, so you don’t pay for either glider instruction or for the time of the tow pilot.

Prices Effective 17 April 2018.

All prices include GST.

EFTPOS and Credit Cards are NOT accepted at Stratford.

All payments are to be made on the day of flying by cash or cheque or by arrangement via direct bank transfer.

Aero tow $20.00 per 1000 feet (prorated per ft)

Cross-country aero tow, tug ferry, general ZK-TGC flying $2.50 per min ($150 per hour) tug flight time.

Glider charge $1.35 per minute ($81 per hour). Reduces by half after one hour.

Glider charge is reduced to $0 per minute for our Junior members.

You may elect to be part of the bulk flying scheme ($810 per annum) which covers the cost of all glider hire for the gliding season.  This is a really good deal and the majority of our active members elect to be part of this scheme.

As a new pilot and club member you will also need: -

Log book $36.50

Glider pilot study manual $28.50

Pilots may pay in to their Pilot's Account a sum of money as Prepaid Fees from which tow and glider fees are deducted.